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When a situation like flooding or fire occurs, we know you'll have questions. We've compiled this library of articles to give you tips on maintaining your property, reducing likelihood of home emergencies, and being prepared if they happen.

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Fire Safety and Escape Plans for Businesses

February 26, 2024

Businesses must follow policies for fire prevention

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51 Fire Prevention Tips to Keep Your Family and Your Property Safe

January 24, 2024

Following are 51 ways you can prevent fires.

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Frozen Pipe Prevention: How to Protect Your Home

December 21, 2023

Implementing these frozen pipe prevention tips can help...

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Home Winterization Checklist: How to Keep Your House Safe and Warm This Season

November 15, 2023

The following home winterization checklist can help.

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Black Mold vs. Regular Mold: What They Are and How to Prevent Them

October 16, 2023

When comparing black mold vs. regular mold...

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Roof Washing and Maintenance: The Do’s and Don’ts

September 20, 2023

Do you know power washing roof shingles could damage them?

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DIY vs. Professional Fire and Water Damage Restoration

August 23, 2023

If fire or water has damaged your home...

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Mold in Your Apartment: How to Handle It with Your Landlord

July 21, 2023

Have you found mold in your apartment?

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Why You Need Water Restoration Services after Water Damage in Your Home

June 26, 2023

Even if it looks like cosmetic water damage...

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How Often Should I Get a Roof Inspection?

May 30, 2023

The NRCA recommends semiannual roof inspections.

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Calling for Emergency Board Up Services: Why You Shouldn’t Put It Off

April 17, 2023

Emergency board up services should be requested quickly after fire damage.

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Repairing Mold Damage in Your Home: Answers to Your Common Questions

March 16, 2023

If you need to repair mold damage in your home, you may have many questions.

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Why It’s Important to Choose a Local Company for Water Damage Restoration in Indianapolis

February 24, 2023

If you need water damage restoration in Indianapolis, consider the many benefits...

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5 Ways to Reduce the Smoke Smell after a Fire

January 19, 2023

Reducing the smoke smell after a fire is important.

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Holiday Lights Safety Tips

December 6, 2022

Many homeowners decorate with festive lights to celebrate the holiday season.

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Four Health Risks Associated with Fire Damage

October 10, 2022

After a home or building fire, it's important to contact a professional fire damage remediation company

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Top 6 Commercial Water Damage Causes

August 31, 2022

Commercial buildings are vulnerable to water damage just as homes are, but there are different hazards to be mindful of.

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How to Take the Proper Precautions Against Storm Damage This Year

July 15, 2022

Summer storms can wreak havoc on your home, resulting in severe damage...

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Avoiding Mold at Home This Spring

May 24, 2022

Hays + Sons explains common areas of the home where mold often grows, what to do if you find it, and how to prevent it.

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When to Repair, Patch, or Replace Your Roof

April 25, 2022

Hays + Sons explains what to expect from a home’s roof and the best method for solving roof troubles.

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Top 5 Spring Projects That Will Save You Money Throughout the Year

March 24, 2022

Money-saving projects we recommend you add to your to-do list in spring.

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Safety Tips for Flooded Basement Cleanup

September 30, 2020

Have to deal with a flooded basement? Follow these tips to keep your family safe and ensure your life gets back to normal quickly.

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How to Remove Mold from Walls

September 14, 2020

How to remove mold from walls: when to consult an expert, important things to know before starting, and instructions for doing it on your own.

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Top 6 Propane Tank Safety Tips to Avoid Fire Damage

July 18, 2020

Here are our top tips for making sure that your summer cookout never results in fire damage to your home...

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September is National Preparedness Month

September 3, 2019

September is National Preparedness Month. Take a moment now to ensure you know how to keep your family safe.

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5 Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Their Basement Floods

June 11, 2019

If you have a flooded basement...

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Winter Fire Safety Tips

November 30, 2018

Learn all our winter fire safety tips so you can stay warm, toasty, and cozy with your family and friends without worrying. It may be the most...

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Avoiding Burst Pipes and Water Damage in the Summer Months

July 27, 2018

We don't always think about burst pipes and water damage in the summer months but it can happen. Read on...

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Twelve Quick Tips for Fireproofing Your Kitchen

June 18, 2018

Your kitchen is the heart of your home. Make sure it's safe for your family by fireproofing your kitchen with these twelve easy steps.

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35 Years of Doing Restoration Right

April 10, 2018

If you have a flooded basement, don't make these common mistakes. Learn more about how to properly handle water in your basement.

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FAQ: What Should I Know About Mold in my Home?

March 29, 2017

We want to make sure you know everything you need to know about mold in case you ever have to begin the mold removal process.

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